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Market Harborough: Unveiling of the Memorial Cross
The town of Market Harborough turns out for the solemn occasion of the unveiling of their Great War memorial to commemorate the dead of the 1914-'18 conflict.
Non-Fiction 1921 13 mins Silent
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On 25 September 1921 Major General Sir Reginald Hoskins and the Bishop of Peterborough, Frank Woods lead a service to dedicate the 1914-'18 memorial cross in the town of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. 254 men did not return to the town and its smaller neighbours Great and Little Bowden from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely joined up and went to war. The town's memorial cross remains an enduring memory to the 254.
Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series
Roll of Honour film 1915 14 mins Silent
A rare surviving WWI memorial film, featuring poignant images of men killed or injured serving in the armed forces.
Funeral at the Front
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent
Sombre and moving World War I newsreel story.
Peace Celebrations at Haslingden July 19th 1919
Non-Fiction 1919 13 mins Silent Location: Haslingden
Charming, fun and heartwarming portrait of a Lancashire town coming together to celebrate Peace Day.
Nurse and Martyr
Biopic 1915 11 mins Silent
The moving true story of wartime heroine Nurse Edith Cavell, recreated in the aftermath of her execution.
Documentary 1935 10 mins Silent Location: Stepney
While Britain celebrates... A caustic reminder of conditions for London's East End underclass in George V's jubilee year.
Unveiling of the War Memorial to the Men of Alfreton
Non-Fiction 1927 7 mins Silent Location: Alfreton
Thousands gather in Alfreton to remember the dead of the Great War.
A Trip through "Libertyland"
Non-Fiction 1928 30 mins Silent Location: Market Harborough
Life and work at Symington, the corset makers, at its factory in Market Harborough
Market Harborough: Public Welcome to Service Men
Non-Fiction 1919 12 mins Silent Location: Market Harborough
Children in their Sunday best lead the parade to welcome home the survivors from the nearly 2,000 'Harborough Boys' who bravely went to war.
Celebrating a Centenary
Promotional 1956 34 mins Location: Market Harborough
A century of corset manufacture by Symingtons of Market Harborough is celebrated with a slap-up meal in a marquee and much merriment on the sports ground.
Workers Leaving Symington's, Market Harborough
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Market Harborough
Striking close-ups of Edwardian corset makers
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.
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